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“Social media environments and online communities are innovative collaborative technologies that challenge traditional definitions of information literacy. Metaliteracy is an overarching and self-referential framework that integrates emerging technologies and unifies multiple literacy types. This redefinition of information literacy expands the scope of generally understood information competencies and places a particular emphasis on producing and sharing information in participatory digital environments.”

“Media and Information Literacy (MIL) brings together Information Literacy and Media Literacy, along with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Literacy, as a new literacy construct that helps empower people, communities and nations to participate in and contribute to global knowledge societies. The adoption of such an approach should be viewed in the light of the greater accessibility, convergence and distribution of information and media content, in various formats and via diverse digital tools. MIL helps to develop critical thinking and problem solving, while also increasing collaboration and participation. This means that every country needs to invest in the creation of an enabling environment for MIL and that citizens need to be equipped with the necessary tools and resources to achieve individual, professional and societal goals that are based on MIL-related competencies.”

“Metaliteracy is examined as a comprehensive framework to develop learners as informed consumers and active producers of information in collaborative communities of trust. In today’s post-truth society, personal and political beliefs have often diminished the meaning and impact of truth and objective reasoning. Metaliteracy prepares reflective learners to responsibly consume and ethically produce information in participatory social environments. As civic-minded citizens, metaliterate learners take control of their learning while mindfully participating in cooperative and productive communities. The innovative Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World, is analyzed as part of this pedagogical strategy to prepare learners for the challenges of a post-truth society.”